Australians don’t want more population growth: Survey

Sustainable Population Australia (SPA) recently teamed up with online news site YourLifeChoices.  We invited the YourLifeChoices readership to participate in a survey regarding their attitudes toward population growth in Australia. Nearly 500 people responded and the results were overwhelmingly in support of a better, not bigger Australia. For example: 76% of respondents believe Australia does …

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A new petition to ‘Rethink Big Australia’ before the election

SPA member Simon Cole (currently on the QLD branch committee) has launched a new online petition calling for a reconsideration of Australia’s population policy before the next Federal election.   While this is not an official SPA campaign,  nevertheless,  we recommend heading to the change.org site and adding your signature to the petition. Link to the …

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First nation perspective on population and migration policy on post-growth Australia podcast

Professor Anne Poelina, Chair of the Martuwarra Fitzroy River Council and a Nyikina Warrwa Traditional Owner,  talks with SPA’s communication manager Michael Bayliss on the latest episode of PGAP.  The interview can be played below.   https://aphid.fireside.fm/d/1437767933/17723385-3cd9-4642-b57d-6de8191b8794/ba761f09-3346-4526-9b1d-00e178b80cc7.mp3     Prof.  Poelina is a custodian of her family’s connection to Mardoowarra, at the lower end of …

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SPA in the media to respond to australia’s population slowdown

SPA national president Sandra Kanck was invited for interview on Afternoons with James Valentine, ABC Sydney Radio, on 25th March 2001. The Segment was titled “Australia’s population has shrunk. What is the ideal population for this country?”  A week prior, ABC Sydney interviewed Dr Liz Allen who raised concerns of Australia’s population slow down on …

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